decumbens

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Overview

Decumbensis an good choice for grazing by dairy cattle and was one of the first Brachiaria varieties to be utilised in Brazil. It has a high tolerance to drought.

product Details

Origin: Great Lakes of Uganda
Scientific name: Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk (sin. Uroch/oa decumbens)
Soil fertility:: Low to high
Growth habit: Decumbent
Height: 1.97 - 3.28 ft
Utilisation: Direct grazing and hay making
Digestibility: High
Palatability: High
Rainfall requirements: Above 31 in/year
Drought tolerance: Good
Cold tolerance: Medium
Crude protein content: 6 to 10%
Compatibility: With all legumes
Sowing depth: 0.40 - 0.80 in
Vegetative cycle: Perennial
Forage production: 8 to 12 ton DM/ha/year
Spittlebug tolerance: Susceptible